Saturday, October 18, 2014

Happy 5th Birthday Will!!!

I blinked and my baby is now FIVE years old!  Only the fastest five years ever!  Wasn't he just this size?  All full of cuddles, content in his swing or in his Moby, hair black and eyes bright blue!  Most of that is still the same, except for being carried in his Moby and the black hair!
Will at 4 months!  Take him back to this size!!  That age!  Who cares if he had nights and days mixed up and I was close to losing my mind!

The birthday boy on his birthday!  Happy Birthday sweet Will!!

Every birthday needs to begin with doughnuts from Krispy Kream, and a Pumpkin Spiced Latte for me!!  Those babies were INHALED, think they like donuts?!

Next...off to The Home Depot to build ambulances!  

He did most of his on his own!  He's looking longly at the wood glue, that was one hot commodity!  

I helped her, poor thing!  Let's just say building, tools, and construction will not be in our future!  

The birthday boy!  Just ready to attach the wheels!  

The wonderful daddy helping everyone!!  

Man...he's cute!  I really like him!

Nothing says "Happy Birthday" like getting your picture taken here...

and here!  He was a little distracted!  

She loves a hat!  
Not the best picture but he did this for his brother...isn't he sweet?!

Now...off to Will's soccer game!  Where...he received his medal even though he had two more games remaining in the season and scored a goal!!  Go Will and the Wolves!!

Award ceremony...very formal and official!

He is too cute!!  

After his game, it was time for Will's party....but that's going to be a whole 'mother post!  Took way too many cute pictures!  Next time!  

Will's birthday dinner choice...Steak n Shake!  Look how excited he his!  What isn't to like?  Milkshakes, hamburgers and fries?  I had the chili and it was very tasty!  Who knew!

The girls!  Once again I helped Molly assemble her car and it just fell apart...sorry Molly!  Put we had a fun and intense few games of tic-tac-toe!

Happy Birthday to our favorite FIVE year old!  We love you Will!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Life Lately...

So...you might have noticed that I took a mini blog vacation the past month!  To summarize:

~School started for ALL of us!  3rd, 1st, Pre-K and I'm an assistant teacher at Will's preschool!  
~Soccer, cheer, soccer, Cub Scouts, Daisy's, gymnastics x 2, PTO, birthdays...
~General everyday life!  Cleaning the house, cooking, grocery shopping, laundry...that takes up a good chunk of time!

I will do my best to start going back to regular updates!  

For now...
Jack and Molly on their first day of school!  So far...the school year is going great for both!



With everyone at school, Will and I had a good three weeks off before we started school!  Which meant we spent a lot of time at parks, the zoo, Deanna Rose, and play dates with friends!


I've been trying to get out to walk the dog most moorings, which means I get to see gorgeous sunrises like this one!  Such a great way to start the day!

Will started soccer and he's ADORABLE!!  He's so excited to finally be playing soccer like Jack and Molly!


Go Wolves!  


Love when I find surprise pictures on my phone!  Love these two so much!

Our sweet Penny!  She's is adjusting to life with us just fine!  

Go Sharks!  Jack is having a great soccer season and has played Goalie twice!  We're so proud of him!!

Jack's class had a field trip to Kauffman Stadium...and that night the Royals made it into the playoffs!    Go Royals!  

Jack eating lunch on his field trip...only the coolest one he's ever been on!!
We officially have a cheerleader in the house and she LOVES it!!  

Molly cheering at a football game!  Go Molly!

A boy and his best friend!!  They love each other and are good buds!  The be honest, Penny is good buds with all of us!!

That's it in a nutshell...I promise to be back and update more!  I miss this little blog of mine!!



Sunday, August 31, 2014

Last Day of Summer Break

The kids started school on August 14th...way too early in my opinion!  Honestly, the were ready, excited, and happy to start school again!  On Wednesday, August 13th, we had a fulfilled day!

First....Will's snack!  Back before I had Celiac, this would be my go-to choice for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack...or sometimes, my meal for the entire day!  Sad and so not healthy but true!  Apparently this love for cereal is inherited based on Will's snack choice that morning!

"I'm ready to go mom!"  Think the heals and sash are a tad much!  


We've had the Nelson Atkins Art Museum on our must do summer list for two summers and we finally got down there!  Whew!  Eric and I took our engagement and wedding pictures here and I've always loved the entire area! 

Outside with the famous monuments!

Not sure why but there were teepee's all over the back lawn!  The kids loved going inside of them and picking out they're "rooms" where they would sleep!

They did pretty good inside the museum and really liked looking at the pictures, sculptors, and artifacts.  Of course, nothing beats a good old magnify glass!

I mean, can he be any cuter?!

We had a great last day of "summer!"  Third and First Grades....here they come!!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

My Date Night with Justin Timberlake!!!

Last Wednesday was only one of the top, best days of my life....excluding meeting and marrying my husband, birth of my children, and you know, the typical things that make life happy and great!  My friend Lori texted me if I was free that night and if I wanted to see Justin Timberlake in concert!  Um..yes!!  Insert squealing and jumping up and down like any normal mom in her thirties would do!!  Excitement doesn't even describe how excited I was!  So, that night, Lori picked me up in the minivan and we headed downtown!  First, dinner and then off to the Sprint Center for Justin's private concert for me...and thousands of other screaming fans!  


Justin..getting ready to start his show!!  

The only concert I've been to where I danced and sang every song!  It was so much fun!



His stage moving so he can get closer to me!  


On the other side of the arena singing and playing some guitar!  


Stage moving back towards the front...that's his signal for "I love you, Liz!"



Justin in the middle with his dancers....they were all amazing singers and dancers!



Man...he's so hot!


Lori and I in our suite...yes, suite!  Amazing seats!


And one last one!  Best concert I've ever been too and so want to see him again!  Thanks to Lori and her husband, Phil, for the tickets!!








Sunday, August 3, 2014

Colorado 2014: Crested Butte!!

We woke up on Tuesday morning ready to go back to Crested Butte!  We loved our quick lunch there the day before but we wanted to spend more time in the quaint town!  Our friends, Justin, Jill, Jeremy and Jenna stayed around the cabins to fish, so off we went!  


Walking around and checking out all the adorable shops!  If you're ever near Crested Butte, go!  It's such a charming town, with tons of character, cute shops, amazing food, and picturesque views all over!  Eric and I want to go back just the two of us!  


We ate lunch where they had a play area on the side for kids, full of games and trinkets!  Our kids loved it, Eric and I enjoyed the people watching from the side patio!  The pizza we all had was amazing!!

Some cute chairs we found!



After walking around to most of the shops, we went to the most delicious ice cream shop EVER!!  Third Bowl Homemade Ice Cream had so many wonderful flavors, I had the non-dairy mango cayenne fudge....hands down the best ice cream I've ever had!!  Yummy!  


The boys and I after our ice cream!

Love these three kids so much!!

On our drive we home, we decided to take a little scenic drive and stopped at the Spring Creek Reservoir!  

Will's favorite part of our trip...throwing rocks into the water!

Gorgeous view!


Our view on our drive back to the cabin!  

That night, Eric, Jack, Justin and Jeremy went camping near our cabins!  They cooked out hamburgers over the fire, talked and saw several shooting stars!  

The girls and Will, meanwhile, stayed at our cabins for dinner and had Jill and Jenna over for a Frozen movie party!  
The marmots that lived near our cabins...they weren't invited to watch the movie!

Molly, Jenna, and Will, all snuggled watching Frozen!  Jill and I talked and drank wine, awesome night!!

The next morning, the boys came home and we packed up our car to start the trip home!  Justin, Jill, Jeremy and Jenna stayed a few extra days, but we wanted to head home!  We stayed one night in Colorado Springs, just relaxing, swimming and enjoying happy hour!  We ordered room service for the first time ever and the kids LOVED it!  We saw Pike's Peak and wanted to hike in the Garden of the God's, but a huge rainstorm came through, which was why we just hung out at the hotel!

As ready as we were the get home and see Penny, we were sad to leave Colorado!  Thank you Justin, Jill, Jeremy and Jenna for inviting us!  We had a fabulous vacation!